Potential and Pitfalls: Harnessing the Power of Partnerships in Volunteering

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Company volunteer engagement programs allow a company to create opportunities for employee volunteer engagement and enrich the community. Companies often work with nonprofit partners in creating and delivering programs. How do we know that we are maximizing the expertise of both partners and creating the best possible experience for program participants?

This session will explore the AbbVie SEEK (Science, Engineering, Exploration, Knowledge) program for students as a case study in exploring how to develop a rich, rewarding and sustainable program and how we might make the best decisions in program delivery. Now in its fifth year, the AbbVie SEEK program is designed to introduce students to the nature of science and engineering through fun, participatory activities.

This session will use AbbVie SEEK as a case study to explore how to develop a rich, rewarding and sustainable program and how to we might make the best decisions in program delivery.

Speakers:

  • Lauren Moreno, Associate, Catalysis LLC
  • Tanya Jeong, Associate Director of Global Philanthropy, AbbVie

Katy Elder

Vice President, Business Innovation, Points of Light

A member of the Points of Light team since November 2012, Katy serves as Vice President, Business Innovation. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in employee volunteerism, community affairs and internal communications. After leading Points of Light’s corporate consulting practice for six years, she is now responsible for developing content and innovative learning opportunities to advance the corporate citizenship sector.
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